Bold Iowa to Host Climate Debate

Bold Iowa today announced it will host a debate this fall specifically focused on the climate crisis. Bold’s 270 Iowa Caucus volunteers, known as Climate Bird Dogs, are shifting their focus to get Democratic presidential candidates to commit to participate in the climate debate, even at the risk of being barred from future DNC-sponsored debates.

Dakota Access Proposes to Increase Oil Flowing Through Iowa

“Dakota Access’s proposal raises so many unanswered questions it is not possible for Bold Iowa, the general public, the IUB, nor concerned state and local elected officials to fully grasp the impact of the proposed expansion without adequate time and study. The involvement of landowners along the route, Story County residents, and all Iowans concerned about the broader impacts of the pipeline is essential. Thus, Bold Iowa requests that the IUB hold a public hearing in Story County where DA officials and IUB representatives are available to answer any and all questions from Iowans who have concerns about DA’s proposed expansion.”

Climate activists arrested blocking access to Trump fundraiser

“With the recent science-based prediction of a million species facing extinction by the end of the century - very likely including human - we have a moral duty to do everything we can to halt and reverse the growing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. And we now know we have a very short window of a dozen years in which to do it,” said Miriam Kashia of 100Grannies for a Livable Future.

Protesters prepare for President Trump’s visit to Iowa, call out his climate denial

"Fresh off his trip to Britain, where President Trump found new ways to embarrass us with his profound climate illiteracy, the Denier-in-Chief makes a rare visit to Iowa. We’ll be there— peacefully, nonviolently, yet with determination,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “We’ll impress upon the attendees the urgency of the climate crisis, and encourage them and the President to accept the reality of climate change and take action.”

Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards

1. MVP (Most Vocal Proponent) Award (presented by Josie Ironshield of Sage Sisters to JAY INSLEE) 2. Rookie of the Year Award (presented by Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies to MARIANNE WILLIAMSON) 3. Most Improved Politician Award (presented by Mike Wilcox of Bold Iowa to ELIZABETH WARREN) 4. Friend of Fracking Award (presented to STEVE BULLOCK) 5. DAPL Dodger Award (presented by Kathy Byrnes of Bold Iowa to AMY KLOBUCHAR) 6. Both Sides of Mouth Award (presented by Jason Snell of Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids to JOE BIDEN)

Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 1:00 p.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards Six candidates to receive awards for positive (or not-so-positive) action on climate CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — On Sunday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m., Bold Iowa will host the Climate Hall of Fame Awards in front of the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids, 350 1st Ave NE. The event coincides with the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Celebration at Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Climate Penguins Confront Andrew Yang on Global Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. CT Contact: Sid Barfoot at (507) 832-9330 or Contact: Kathy Byrnes at (515) 491-8468 or Bold Iowa Climate Penguins Confront Andrew Yang on Global Crisis Iowa climate activists take bird-dog campaign to a new level of engagement DES MOINES, IOWA — Dressed as penguins, Bold Iowa members staged an action at Andrew Yang’s campaign event in Des Moines today, calling Mr. Yang out for remarks he has made on climate change, and challenging him to Continue reading →

Over 200 sign up for Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dog campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or Contact: Samantha Kuhn at (847) 682-2924 or (Visit Over 200 sign up for Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dog campaign Since January, Bold Iowa supporters have grilled candidates on climate DES MOINES, IOWA — On Thursday, April 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant Street in Des Moines, Bold Iowa will host a Climate Bird Dog Workshop. Participants will hear from Iowans on the front Continue reading →

ETP lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2019 — 1:00 p.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or LAWSUIT CITING BOLD IOWA DISMISSED BY FEDERAL JUDGE Allegations against us were absurd, claims Bold Iowa’s leader Des Moines, IA — Bold Iowa’s director, Ed Fallon, today praised US District Court Judge Roy Billy Wilson for his ruling on February 14, 2019, to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) on August 22, 2017, against a handful of organizations, including Bold Iowa, who continue to Continue reading →

Former Iowa lawmaker to discuss climate march memoir

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Contact Kathy Byrnes at (515) 491-8468 or Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or (Visit Former Iowa lawmaker to speak about memoir from 3,100-mile march Local musician, Andy Juhl, to perform with former Rep. Ed Fallon before book reading LE MARS, IOWA — At 6:00 p.m. at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant, former Iowa lawmaker and 2006 candidate for governor Ed Fallon will perform with local musician, Andy Juhl, prior to Fallon speaking about his book from Continue reading →